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The Little Old Cooking Club That Could

24, 26, 28, 30 AUG, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 SEP, 1 - 2 PM

Seniors and children outside of the family often have little/no chance to interact. Most also do not get to decide what they eat. The Little Old Cooking Club That Could hopes to make a statement challenge the status quo with an intimate community dining experience for one. Ten participants (above 65 / 9-12 years old) each plans and prepares a meal for one another. The food is delivered in a tiffin box to each recipient, who savours it with headphones on, tuning in to an intercultural conversation between the old and the young in Singapore and Australia.

Follow the thoughts of the participants throughout this project/experiment via our playlist (updated daily) and Instagram feed. Catch the finale – our chat with them on Sun 13 Sep (livestream), where they reflect on the experience and share about the insights gained. While tickets are not required for the livestream event, you can choose to support Drama Box with a donation.

Tasting Notes / Reflections / Musings

How does it feel to eat food that is prepared by / cook a meal for someone we do not know (and who is much older/younger)? Hear the participants’ thoughts about the experience.

Artist (The Brains Behind)

Jamie Lewis is an artist/facilitator/dramaturg. She creates and curates site-responsive participatory experiences, facilitating meditations on culture/place/time, often through autobiographical stories, conversation and food, and with people who do not always consider themselves artists. You may also find her teaching/consulting on audience development and communications across arts organisations and small businesses. She is also currently the Program Manager at Theatre Network Australia, on the Board of Multicultural Arts Victoria, and was in the 2018 cohort of Australia Council for the Arts’ Future Leaders Program.

How do we remain engaged in our world?

Jamie Lewis recommends:

If You Choose to Stay, We May Not Be Able to Save You by Sophie Cunningham

“It's a very recent article, but when I read it, it very poetically put into words the multiple thoughts and feelings I have been processing (personally and artistically) these last 6-8 months. It's been a stretch of time now where I have been accepting, and even relishing in the knowing that many things can be true at once. This article was both breathtaking and heartbreaking. And in its own artistic form, crystallised both facts and feelings about climate change into its own shape.”
~ Jamie Lewis

Artefacts / Exhibits / Experiential Log

Thank you for visiting us on your mobile device. We would like to invite you to switch over to a laptop/desktop to join us.

As SCENES: Participatory Practices was first conceptualised as a physical event, we had little time to adapt to the online platform. However, we did not want to give up on meeting with you through our socially engaged arts. With the constraints at hand, we decided to focus on developing our website for the laptop/desktop, so as to provide a better participatory experience.

We look forward to you joining us (on your laptop/desktop)!